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Motorcyclist killed near El Segundo

A 22-year-old man was killed Sunday near El Segundo after he lost control of his motorcycle, authorities said.

Erwin Infante of Los Angeles was traveling east on Imperial Highway about 6:10 a.m. and had just gotten onto the onramp to the 105 Freeway when he crashed his 2008 Honda motorcycle, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said.

Infante was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is being investigated as a single-vehicle accident, Villalobos said. The onramp was shut down for about three hours.

-- Corina Knoll

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I wish that the article had included more information, including EXACTLY how the accident happened. I ride a motorcycle and would like to be able to ride more safely by learning from the mistakes of others.

Also, because Honda makes a wide variety of motorcycles, stating that it was a Honda motorcycle is useless information. The article should have stated the model, year, and whether the motorcycle had anti-lock brakes.

This is a crazy area for motorcyclists!! Two or three deaths in recent years here bikers need to look out and stop trying to show off on freeway on-ramps. 100 MPH on ramps on a bike is dangerous!! Saw this accident crazy!!

dam he was my freind r.i.p erwin


My father-in-law told me (since I'm a motorcyclist) about this tragic accident after picking up my wife and I at LAX from vacation trip on April 24, 2011.

He told us that after dropping us off at LAX on April 17, 2011 (approximately 06:50AM) on his way back home he saw a mans body laid on the 105 Fwy on ramp, a downed motocycle near by, and officers surrounding the scene. After asking my father-in-law about the presence of paramedics he stated that there were none; I then new the accident was fatal.

As a motorcyclist my heart goes out to the family and friends of Erwin Infante; may he (E. Infante) Rest In Peace.


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